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17th May, 2019

Szijjártó speaks out against “migrant cards”

Anonymous bank transfers assist illegal immigration and terrorism, so all anonymous transfers in the banking system should be stopped at the global level, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said at the UN in New York on Thursday.

Both the European Commission and the UN High Commissioner’s Office for Refugees should immediately stop the distribution of anonymous banking cards, he continued.

Szijjártó claimed those who have received anonymous cards had to present practically no documents to receive them.
“This is an extremely dangerous programme as it helps fund terrorism from taxpayers’ money,” he said.

“Unfortunately, this suspicion became a reality in Hungary when the Counter-Terrorism Centre captured a terrorist who belonged to the Islamic State and was involved in the beheading of 20 people, and thanks to Brussels and the UN, continuously received support on an anonymous card,” he said.

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